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Jun 27, 2018

Proposed Regulations Would Make More Pennsylvania Employees Eligible for Overtime

As you may recall, we wrote in January that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called on the state’s Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) to “modernize” the regulations for the “white-collar” overtime exemptions under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), the state-law equivalent of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). » Read More

Jun 04, 2018

FLSA Amendments Prohibit Employers from Taking Employees’ Tips

Now that the weather is heating up, the idea of a refreshing dip in the pool seems very appealing. But due to recent changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers in the bar and restaurant industries should avoid taking a dip into any tip pools that have been established for their employees’ benefit. » Read More

Jan 24, 2018

Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Make More Workers Eligible for Overtime

It’s like déjà vu all over again. It seems like just yesterday, but it’s nearly four years ago that then-President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to “modernize and streamline” the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations on “white collar” exemptions from minimum wage and overtime requirements. » Read More

Jan 08, 2018

DOL Rejects Obama-Era “Intern” Test

With college classes resuming soon, many employers will be welcoming interns to the workplace. Employers must be careful in determining whether unpaid interns are properly classified under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If these students are improperly classified as “interns” instead of “employees,” employers can be on the hook for back pay, statutory penalties, and attorney’s fees. » Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are a number of common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these myths concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or New Jersey law.  » Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are some common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or Pennsylvania law.  » Read More

Oct 02, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

Sep 29, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

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